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Flooding in Peru: dozens dead, more calls to cancel Pan Am Games
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Flooding in Peru: dozens dead, more calls to cancel Pan Am Games

More officials in Peru have joined calls to cancel the 2019’s Pan American Games in Lima in order to use hundreds of millions of dollars earmarked for sports facilities on relief efforts instead.  Full Article »

Heavy floods in northern Peru, some call for suspending Pan Am Games
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 14, 2017 1 comment

Heavy floods in northern Peru, some call for suspending Pan Am Games

Devastation caused by heavy flooding in Peru’s northern state of Piura has led to mayoral condemnation over failing investments in disaster prevention. Heavy rains brought on by extreme weather caused the  Full Article »

Five dead as torrential rains and flooding batter Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Five dead as torrential rains and flooding batter Peru

Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in various provinces throughout the country which saw torrential rains, landslides and floods. Cabinet chief Fernando Zavala declared the state of emergency  Full Article »

Bus falls in southern Peru river, killing 23
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Bus falls in southern Peru river, killing 23

At least 23 passengers were killed and over 30 injured when a commercial bus fell from a mountain highway into a river in Cusco this morning. The bus was carrying 56  Full Article »

First El Niño rains strike Peru’s jungle, northern coast
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 3, 2015 Leave a comment

First El Niño rains strike Peru’s jungle, northern coast

Heavy rains and flooding destroyed thousands of homes this week in Peru’s San Martin and Ancash states. In the northern jungle state of San Martin, intense rains lasting over 15 hours  Full Article »

Lima would suffer mass casualties in earthquake: experts
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Lima would suffer mass casualties in earthquake: experts

Lima officials and seismology experts warned that over 30,000 people would die if a large earthquake strikes the capital of Peru. The 8.3-magnitude earthquake which rocked the central coast of  Full Article »

Massive fire destroys northern Peru city’s largest market
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Massive fire destroys northern Peru city’s largest market

A fire destroyed over 300 vendor stands in a market in Peru’s northern city of Chimbote yesterday. The fire caused $800,000 in damage after accounting for the destroyed food, groceries  Full Article »

Truck falls into lake, killing 11 in southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Truck falls into lake, killing 11 in southern Peru

A truck fell from a bridge into a lake in Cusco yesterday, killing 11 and injuring at least 40. The truck was transferring over 50 people from the Huayllabamba and  Full Article »

15 dead in northern Peru car accident
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 14, 2015 Leave a comment

15 dead in northern Peru car accident

A van fell over 1,600 feet last night in Peru’s northern state of La Libertad, killing at least 15 passengers. Last night a passenger van fell from a rural highway  Full Article »

At least 10 dead in central Peru truck accident
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 10, 2015 Leave a comment

At least 10 dead in central Peru truck accident

At least 10 people were killed and 40 injured when a truck fell from a rural highway in Peru’s central state of Junin last night. The truck was transporting 80 maca workers when it ran  Full Article »